Late goals from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez earned La Liga champions Barcelona a 3-2 win at struggling Rayo Vallecano on Saturday to keep them clear at the top of the standings.
Suarez slotted in a cross from Jordi Alba from close range to give Barca a deserved lead in the 11th minute after they had made a flying start at a ground where they had eased to victory in their previous five visits and had not lost since 2002.
But Rayo, 19th in the table and with only one win all season, fought their...
Barcelona have condemned incidents which saw supporters of the La Liga leaders clash with Rayo Vallecano fans before Saturday's league match between the two sides.
Fighting broke out in Vallecas, a district of Madrid, in the build-up to Saturday's game between the clubs' renowned ultra groups -- Barca's Boixos Nois and Rayo's Bukaneros.
According to multiple local media reports, three supporters obtained minor injuries and have since been taken hospital.
Another report says around 80 Barca followers,...
Rayo Vallecano's Vallecas stadium will be closed until at least mid-October because of safety concerns regarding renovation work, it was agreed at a meeting between the community of Madrid, La Liga and the club on Monday.
The match between Rayo and Athletic Bilbao, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed and the games against Alaves and Espanyol are at risk too.
Options being discussed include reversing the fixtures so Rayo play away, or holding them behind closed doors.
"Today the community...
MADRID -- Antoine Griezmann's second-half strike earned Atletico Madrid a first win of the Liga season on Saturday as they defeated local rivals Rayo Vallecano 1-0.
Before the Frenchman's intervention on the hour it had been a frustrating evening for Diego Simeone's side, who enjoyed the lion's share of possession but struggled to break down their resolute visitors.
That all changed in the 63rd minute when Griezmann turned in Stefan Savic's header from close range following a corner.